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Stories by Saul A. Rappaport

  • The Secret Lives of Stars | Space Supersoft X-Ray Stars and Supernovae

    Supersoft X-Ray Stars and Supernovae

    Several years ago astronomers came across a new type of starthat spews out unusually low energy x-rays. These so-called supersoft sources are now thought to be white dwarf stars that cannibalize their stellar companions and then, in many cases, explode

    September 1, 2004 |

  • February 1999 | Space Supersoft X-ray Stars and Supernovae

    Supersoft X-ray Stars and Supernovae

    Several years ago astronomers came across a new type of star that spews out unusually low energy x-rays. These so-called supersoft sources are now thought to be white dwarf stars that cannibalize their stellar companions and then, in many cases, explode

    February 1, 1999 |

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